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2 minutes ago, Gina Kelly said:

 

Don't worry too much about it - some people will follow just to get follows back, then they ditch you. It's just how some play the game. 

Yes thats what I figured. So I thought I'd remove them, but don't know who they are.

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6 minutes ago, andremichel said:

Yes thats what I figured. So I thought I'd remove them, but don't know who they are.

 My Instagram followers bounce around between 550 and 600. It would be a full time job trying to figure out who's gone and who's not . Just to get even? What you going to do if your IG took off and you had a few 1000 followers. Not really worth bothering about it  in my view.  They come they go it is what it is.

 

Cheers and gone

 

Shergar

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5 minutes ago, Shergar said:

 My Instagram followers bounce around between 550 and 600. It would be a full time job trying to figure out who's gone and who's not . Just to get even? What you going to do if your IG took off and you had a few 1000 followers. Not really worth bothering about it  in my view.  They come they go it is what it is.

 

Cheers and gone

 

Shergar

 

Yes makes sense. I'm back up to a whopping 36 followers!

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There are various apps that provide stats on followers and likes. I have one called Followers Tracker Pro which cost a few dollars and it allows me to see who is unfollowing, who is not following back and who is liking and commenting. I think it is worth the few dollars to be able to easily unfollow those who think they are being clever gaming the system by following and unfollowing soon after. I like to give likes to people but I definitely don’t want to give likes to asses like that.

 

Also if I like somebody’s pics a few times and I get nothing back then I stop liking their stuff and the app is most helpful for that. 

 

It would be a full time job without that app. 

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16 hours ago, Sally said:

Is Instagram worth it? I am generally averse to social media, abhor FB, but I did resurrect a dormant Twitter account and have been promoting my photography through that, which has been very useful, and which sends folk to my website. Would instagram add anything? 

 

Same question, what to be got from Instagram if not running a full time photography business, and only submitting stock.

 

 

(previous comments deleted, was nothing useful to add to this thread).

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On 26/04/2019 at 06:06, hsessions said:

 

Same question, what to be got from Instagram if not running a full time photography business, and only submitting stock.

 

 

(previous comments deleted, was nothing useful to add to this thread).

 

 

For an editorial stock tog - nothing IMHO

For a specialist subject tog - has chance of preple finding you I suppose

 

I just do it because the vain side of me likes to see nice (or not so nice) comments. I dont monetize my photography anymore though so thats not my aim anyway.

 

 

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I do Instagram mostly for fun but I do have some clients who follow me on it and it is a great way to let them see what new things I am working on and to keep me in mind for upcoming shoots!

 

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16 minutes ago, Dippen_Swe said:

Kirk! i really like your pictures of the bears!:)

Thank you very much! Your sports and concert photos are great!

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If anyone is interested

 

https://www.instagram.com/keithmorrisaber/

 

IG is increasingly how commissioning editors are looking for 'talent'....and can (sometimes) make or break a potential commmission. Other things being equal, if you're going to commission a photographer, you're likely to go with the one with the most interesting IG feed, and the most followers (especially if working in promotion/marketing/PR)

 

just my 2p

 

km

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35 minutes ago, RedSnapper said:

If anyone is interested

I really like the way you've done those composites, the whole thing looks really good to me. I haven't used Instagram (terrified of Social Media in general) but I can see how important it could be when done well. It looks to me, without going way back,  that you've seen this as a professional tool from the start, so no personal stuff, seems like a good decision.

 

I notice people ask you questions, "where's this Keith?" etc. Is it onerous keeping up with that? Perhaps you don't.

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12 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

I really like the way you've done those composites, the whole thing looks really good to me. I haven't used Instagram (terrified of Social Media in general) but I can see how important it could be when done well. It looks to me, without going way back,  that you've seen this as a professional tool from the start, so no personal stuff, seems like a good decision.

 

I notice people ask you questions, "where's this Keith?" etc. Is it onerous keeping up with that? Perhaps you don't. 

 

Thanks....

 

Not particularly onerous...its all part of 'engaging' with your audience..and it's true of all social media...you have to be prepared to interract......

 

km

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2 hours ago, Colblimp said:

Wow, some amazing pics on your IG!

Thank you, sir!  I have been very fortunate in my life to be able go to some incredible places and see some amazing things.  I really appreciate the kind comment. 

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28 minutes ago, Harry Harrison said:

I really like the way you've done those composites, the whole thing looks really good to me. I haven't used Instagram (terrified of Social Media in general) but I can see how important it could be when done well. It looks to me, without going way back,  that you've seen this as a professional tool from the start, so no personal stuff, seems like a good decision.

 

I notice people ask you questions, "where's this Keith?" etc. Is it onerous keeping up with that? Perhaps you don't.

 

Instagram doesn't require much verbal interaction. I find it to be a friendly and positive environment so nothing to be scared of at all. I use it for business only as a showcase for my work and it has definitely been beneficial. I always make sure I spend a bit of time liking pictures of people who are following me and some new stuff as well - that is the most time consuming thing for me but I do it on my iPad when I am taking a break lying on the couch so not terribly onerous. There is a lot of amazingly good and inspriring photography on there as well.

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i use it for a small selection of mainly seascapes - just for fun really

 

https://www.instagram.com/martinberry_photography

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1 hour ago, RedSnapper said:

If anyone is interested

 

https://www.instagram.com/keithmorrisaber/

 

IG is increasingly how commissioning editors are looking for 'talent'....and can (sometimes) make or break a potential commmission. Other things being equal, if you're going to commission a photographer, you're likely to go with the one with the most interesting IG feed, and the most followers (especially if working in promotion/marketing/PR)

 

just my 2p

 

km

 

ive followed

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15 minutes ago, Kirk Hewlett said:

Thank you, sir!  I have been very fortunate in my life to be able go to some incredible places and see some amazing things.  I really appreciate the kind comment. 

 

ive followed

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13 minutes ago, Foreign Export said:

i use it for a small selection of mainly seascapes - just for fun really

 

https://www.instagram.com/martinberry_photography

 

Nice work. If this is just what you do for fun, I can't wait to see some of your serious stuff 😄

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Just now, Shergar said:

A fact of life on social media, "You will be judged on your worst image"

 

Cheers and gone

 

Shergar

 

https://www.instagram.com/capnpugwash/  

 

A fact of life full stop......

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31 minutes ago, MDM said:

I find it to be a friendly and positive environment so nothing to be scared of at all.

 

Thanks, that's encouraging, it's that first post that's putting me off. Realistically of course I would just need to be extremely grateful if anyone took any interest all, just wondered how those with thousands of followers coped, purely academic question for me. 

 

I am on Twitter though don't post, and find it a very useful place to find out about things. I do get fed up with certain photographers blatantly plugging whatever camera, bag, microphone, lighting they happen to have a deal with at the time. Also those who petulantly post when their package doesn't arrive on time or they don't get five star service somewhere. Often the same people actually.

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20 minutes ago, MDM said:

 

Nice work. If this is just what you do for fun, I can't wait to see some of your serious stuff 😄

 

really appreciate your comment - many thanks indeed

 

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